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  Topic: GM artics and other industry musings....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:59 pm   Subject: GM artics and other industry musings....
Regardless of what fuel powers it, any and all buses are, of course, prone to everyday "glitches".......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3358

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
  Topic: GM artics and other industry musings....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 10
Views: 92

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:35 pm   Subject: GM artics and other industry musings....
Interesting page on fuel cell buses......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_cell_bus
  Topic: GM artics and other industry musings....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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Views: 92

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:18 pm   Subject: GM artics and other industry musings....
Speaking of the CNG's.......

http://viainfo.net/cng/
  Topic: GM artics and other industry musings....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:59 pm   Subject: GM artics and other industry musings....
Continued:

Other builders had chosen to develop a 100% low-floor, 40-foot bus.

NEOPLAN and OBI (ORION) showed prototypes at New Orleans in 1993; the following year, NovaBus exhibited its versio ...
  Topic: GM artics and other industry musings....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 10
Views: 92

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:42 pm   Subject: GM artics and other industry musings....
All:

I was going through several old issues of "BUS WORLD" earlier, and was engrossed in a few interesting articles.

One in particular, from the Fall 1996 issue, "WHERE HAVE ALL T ...
  Topic: GM artics and other industry musings....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 10
Views: 92

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:34 pm   Subject: GM artics and other industry musings....
traildriver:

As always, great input; I did know this....must have been sharp-looking coaches!

I have the front section of a vintage tin articulated Eagle in my collection (maybe one day I'll fin ...
  Topic: GM artics and other industry musings....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 10
Views: 92

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:16 pm   Subject: GM artics and other industry musings....
Bus Rapid Transit, is, by nature, a type of operation well suited to articulated buses (including ETB's)

Here is a subject that I feel is too seldom discussed; of course, articulated units would ma ...
  Topic: GM artics and other industry musings....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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Views: 92

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:50 pm   Subject: GM artics and other industry musings....
See also.......

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/e/eagle_int/eagle_int.htm
  Topic: GM artics and other industry musings....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:43 pm   Subject: GM artics and other industry musings....
Of interest......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_Transit_Series

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_New_Look_bus
  Topic: GM artics and other industry musings....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:40 am   Subject: GM artics and other industry musings....
Fellows:

Many of us today in 2018 have forgotten when the Candian governmented contracted with the Diesel Division of GM to manage the project of designing and building a new articulated transit b ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:51 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
Well said, NYO--my sentiments, exactly.
It is not only public transportation, either...I am also into 'cars' as in automobiles. Go to your typical owner's club, and it too, seems to be an "o ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:22 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver/All:

Another fascinating aspect of the bus hobby is that it can be, and is, quite diverse.

Some of us are interested in all buses; others only are interested in the vintage models.
...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:48 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver:

Am truly enjoying this fascinating discussion!!!!! (and your detailed input makes it all the more informative) Very Happy Wink

It is sad that the majority of bus riders (local or otherw ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:51 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
See also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevost_Car

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_Coach_Industries
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 1004

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:25 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
All:

At one time, most of us (yours truly included) thought of the big MCI's as either highway coaches or tour buses.

But, with their introduction into many commuter services by the late 80's, t ...
 
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